What’s Blooming!

Yay Friday. It’s been a tiring week. Shortly after posting this, we will be walking downtown for our Friday night beer, which is most needed.

With all the rain that has been coming, green abounds. This is more of the Fair Bianca:

I caught those blooms a little late. There are plenty more buds, though.

New hardscape:

The house across the street from my parents put two of these planters out at their curb. I asked my folks to fetch them and they would be my birthday present 😀  Turns out these are dang heavy! I think they have to weigh about 50# each. One had some pieces crack off during transfer, but I used epoxy to put them back. I’m not quite sure where these are going to go, but hey – free!

My multicolored snapdragons:

The colors are different every year. This is my favorite one so far:

The front bed is a sweet spot for the snaps. I’ve never had so many babies!

I’m still enjoying the allium:

That was the purple sensation. Allium are such great plants. They come in a huge variety. Here is another allium, the little blue flower:

They are tall with small flowers at the top. This picture has a lot going on it, too. There are coneflowers, a butterfly bush (mini) and some self-seeding cosmos. I’m not sure if I will keep the cosmos there or not. I might move them somewhere else.

Then there is the star of Persia allium:

It’s definitely my favorite and the flowers are huge! They grow about 2 feet tall. I have these in several spots in the front and the back.

When I was working on a project for making some light posts, I had extra cement and pulled out an old stepping stone mold I have for the extra mix. It came out really nice:

It’s a big stone. I have another mold and I might make some more stones at some point. I forgot how pretty they were. Tack that onto the never ending project list, I guess.

This is a weed:

I just took a picture because the flowers are pretty. 😀

In the back, I’ve got several potted plants. This one is million bells:

This is an annual and will bloom all summer long.

This picture I took because it looked so funny to me:

Little Shop of Horrors anyone? Grrrrr…… LOL  This is my shasta daisy. It looks prettier when the buds are all the way open 😀

My oldest plant, which I refer to as my old friend:

Somewhere around 15 years old. It has this one tall stalk on it and the rest of the flower buds are lower down. Razzmatazz coneflower.

White swan coneflower:

More white in my shade bed with astilbe:

And lastly a foliage shot. Heuchera Spellbound:

Such great foliage plants. They do bloom, although this one may not be old enough to bloom yet. We’ll see.

Now it’s off for a beer! Have a great weekend!

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7 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. debby

    I’m jealous that you made your own stepping stones! I’ve wanted to do that for years, now, but just never got around to it. The double million bells is pretty–I don’t think I’ve seen that out here.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I have had these molds for probably at least 16 years, but I never made any after we moved here to NY 12 years ago. I just carted the molds around LOL. Cement is cheap, so I might just do a bunch to make a path around to the back of the house.

  2. Detje Bea

    Your garden is amazing. I have been reading your blog for years now. You are an inspiration when it comes to weight loss and hoping I can get to my gain within a few years. Have a great weekend.

  3. Shelley B

    I saw Little Shop of Horrors in that bloom too!

    I keep wanting to make a mosaic stepping stone with tile and sea glass, but can’t be bothered. I do love the look of more personalized stepping stones, though.
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  4. Helen

    I wish you were here to look at my poor knockout rose. Something completely defoliated it this year and it happened when we were on vacation. I’m thinking it might have a disease because I never see any bugs or worms on it. So frustrating!

    So, thank you for sharing all your pretty flowers since it seems I’m doomed to have a black thumb!

    1. Lori Post author

      It could be a little rose worm. They can do a lot of leaf eating in a very short time. The leaves should start growing back for you. Or at least new growth.

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